We recognize that healthy, sustainable watersheds are essential to communities, the environment and manufacturing our products, and that we have an important role to play. That’s why we’re focused on both water use and water quality in our operations, as well as engaging locally with other water users and stakeholders. We are evolving our strategy towards context-based water stewardship.
We have continuously improved our overall water footprint over the past decade as part of our Vision 2020 goals. As we look forward, we are evolving our strategy towards context-based water stewardship. This contextual approach informs our Vision 2030 targets on water stewardship: to reduce our operational water use by 25% per ton of production, and to implement local water stewardship plans at each of our mills.
Vision 2020 Goal
Achieved: Performed annual facility risk assessments and launch of first partnership in a priority basin; 62% of mills engaging local stakeholders on water
Stated Goal*: Integrate water management into regular facility assessment and proactively engage with stakeholders in communities to address water-related issues within the watershed*Restated in 2016